A selection of writings and thoughts about Coventry City's glorious history
Monday, 26 August 2013
Gerry Baker RIP
On Saturday evening I received the sad news that former Coventry City striker Gerry Baker had
passed away earlier that day, aged 75. Signed by by Noel Cantwell from
Ipswich in 1967 Gerry played a key role in keeping the Sky Blues in Division 1
in their inaugural season in the top flight. Between 1967-69 Gerry made
34 league & cup appearances for the club before joining Southern
League Margate. He won several US international caps by virtue of being
born in New York and later played for Nuneaton Borough.
A full obituary will appear in next week 's column
I have supported Coventry City FC since my first visit to Highfield Road in 1962. I am the club's official historian and have a regular column in the Coventry Telegraph. Here I would like to enable my readers who can't buy the paper to access my columns and comment.